Intel Core i9-12900K, 8C+8c/24T, 3.20-5.20GHz, boxed without Kühler

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With the Alder Lake processors, Intel has launched a small revolution in the world of x86 architecture by adopting a hybrid technology based on two different types of cores assembled within the same chip: Performance-Cores and Efficient-Cores.

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INTEL CORE I9-12900K 16-CORE (8P+8E)

  • 16-Core / 24-Thread Processor
  • 8 Performance-Cores (3.2 GHz – 5.2 GHz) + 8 Efficient-Cores (2.4 GHz – 3.9 GHz)
  • L3 Cache 30 MB + L2 Cache 14 MB
  • Unlocked (unlocked multiplier for overclocking)
  • IGP : Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • Memory controller: DDR4 / DDR5
  • PCI-E 5.0 compatible
  • TDP: 125W
  • Max. TDP (Turbo Power): 241W


Intel’s new high-performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into one processor for a smoother gaming experience. Intel Thread Director prioritizes and manages workloads by determining which core is best suited for each task. Performance cores are designed for unique, low-thread count workloads, enhancing activities such as video gaming or productivity tasks. Efficiency cores are optimised for multi-threading by reducing interruptions from secondary tasks.

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